College of Humanities & Fine Arts

Outstanding Lecturer 2018-2019

Sarah Pape: Department of English


Sarah Pape is adjunct faculty in the English department and teaches courses in creative writing, editing and publishing, and advanced composition. She is the Managing Editor and Faculty Advisor for Watershed Review, CSU, Chico’s digital literary magazine. She received her B.A. and M.A. in English from CSUC, and her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. Her family connection to CSU, Chico is strong, as her mother is an alumni and her daughter will graduate as an English major next year.

In addition to teaching, for many years she coordinated state-wide outreach programs, led professional development for high school teachers, and worked with student writing mentors. This work led her to teach English 333: Advanced Composition for Future Teachers, and facilitate writing workshops through the Northern California Writing Project as a Teacher Consultant. For the past four summers, she has taught poetry and creative nonfiction for the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Her poetry and prose has recently been published in The New York Times, New England Review, Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, Passages North, Ecotone, and others. Her chapbook, Ruination Atlas, was published by dancing girl press. She is a member of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. She and her husband share a passion for letterpress printing and have collaborated on multiple projects with local writers. A life-long resident of Butte County, Pape is committed to the local arts community, and serves as a board member and curates literary programming at the 1078 Gallery.